For over 22 years I was a street cop and homicide detective in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana. I want to share the stories of murders, robberies, rapes, bank heists, police shootings and high-speed chases with you. They are all true and accurate.
During my career as a police officer, I saw many things that changed my life, broke my heart and influenced the man I am today. I lost friends in the line of duty. I worked the streets as a young rookie cop just home from the Marines. I was eager to become one of the best cops in the history of the Shreveport Police department.
Upon my retirement and still today, there are those who feel I achieved my goal and others who would disagree. All I know I did my best and have very few regrets. I delivered a baby in the back seat of a patrol car, worked undercover for two years, was shot in the line of duty and talked people on the verge of ending their lives down from ledges and bridges.
I negotiated a successful ending to an intense hostage situation during a bank robbery, engaged in numerous high-speed chases of felons, drove up on many late night mini street riots alone and did not turn and run. I caught many professional robbery and burglary suspects, broke up parts of the Dixie Mafia, escorted and protected several U.S. Presidents and V.P.s along with movie stars and other famous people. I investigated numerous murders, rapes, robberies, kidnappings, street thefts and all other types of theft including white collar embezzlement and street level purse snatchings.
I learned to fly helicopters and airplanes including tail-draggers and seaplanes. I reported morning and afternoon traffic on the local radio stations and later hosted TV and radio shows. I owned a production company, wrecker company and later became a residential builder with commercial contractor licenses.
My premier blog will involve the first rapist I caught as a young street cop. The suspect raped 18 or so young females across Shreveport during an eight month spree. I have many true stories to share. I hope you find some satisfaction and even entertainment from those that end up being funny.
When I refer to the victims of violent crimes I investigated, I do so to inform society and to perhaps save some of you from such evil crime and violence. I tell these stories truthfully and as accurately as possible. I will not share names of sexual assault victims and some murder victims. I share my stories with the utmost respect for those victims, their families and friends. When I refer to those in law enforcement and the judiciary who were dishonest, corrupt, lazy and in many cases, just plain dumb, I will not use their real names as I live in a state with more lawyers per capita, who pledge to litigate anyone for anything at any time.